When someone mentions Artificial Intelligence, what is the one thing that comes to your mind?
Most of us imagine it as an army of robots rebelling against humans, while few people with positive thinking are envisioning a bright future where AI serves them with all possible ways from increasing sales and improving hiring to asking about the weather forecast before leaving the house.
Artificial intelligence is an intriguing concept that has fascinated experts and laymen alike for years now.
Artificial intelligence is often used to described machines who mimic ‘cognitive’ functions that human associate with the human mind, such as learning and problem solving.
Talking more about AI, there is no more prominent display about it than the smart cars and drone manufactures. Companies like Amazon and Walmart are heavily investing in drone delivery programs.
If you’re thinking that smart cars are not affecting you, how about something which you’re using on a daily basis, even if you’re living under the rock you might be sending a tweet from your twitter if not twitter than probably from Facebook, Instagram , WhatsApp or any other social media app, then most of your decisions are impacted by artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence actually debuted at a conference at Dartmouth University in 1956. 11 years after the end of World War 2, at the time there was a lot of optimism. Some people believed that AI machines and robots would be doing the work of humans but that didn’t happen instead the funding dried and the period called ‘The AI winter’ began. It lasted into the 2000’s, when IBM’s Watson peaked a lot of interest in artificial intelligence again.
As mentioned above IBM’s Watson Computers is one of the best-known examples of AI in modern business.
During the second world war, British computer scientist Alan Turing worked to crack the ‘Enigma’ code which was used by German forces to send messages securely, along with his team he also created the Bombe machine that was used to decode enigma messages. According to him, a machine that could converse with humans without even humans knowing about is a ‘‘imitation game’’ which could be said “intelligent”.
Sofia is the best example of AI Bot which was developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics on 14th February,2016. She is world’s first robot citizen.
The nature of human behaviour is complex, sometimes illogical, and often difficult to understand, it is all about those physical actions and observable emotions that can never clear out the whys and the how’s of our behaviour. It is because our reactions change after getting influenced by culture, thinking, and upbringing. This is where psychology science comes into play. Here, data are gathered from various groups to get more insights into human behaviour. If it were for humans to process that data, it would result in errors and wrong conclusions. But with the emergence of AI, gaining accurate insights has become child’s play.
Speaking about today’s tech, artificial intelligence has the capability to imitate human intelligence with highly progressing models which has potential to control traffic, minimize and maximize the speed on their own, convert self-driving cars to Siri, Alexa and many more.
Apart from this, the robotic technology seems to be expanding across a wide range of sectors including industries, hospitals, schools, military, music, gaming, quantum science and many others.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing our world for better, as it is going to create new job opportunities for us. Whether it’s teaching new languages in a personalized way or translating speech and text in real-time, AI-powered language tools from Duolingo to Skype are bridging social and cultural divides in our workplaces, classrooms and everyday lives. AI has the power to drastically change public administration but it also comes with both risks and opportunities that government need to understand and evaluate.
It is not often that technology comes along with promises to attend many of our assumptions about our future but It has been a great help for humans and therefore, there is a continuous rise of Artificial intelligence.